The Nash Legacy Ensembles

The Nash Legacy Ensembles – (Michael Kocour and Eric Rasmussen, Directors) – The Nash Legacy Ensembles are comprised of talented high school jazz musicians from across the Phoenix area who auditioned into this signature program of The Nash. Students in these ensembles explore essential jazz styles, composition and arranging techniques, and the art of improvisation, gaining invaluable small-group performance experience with expert coaching. The Nash Legacy Ensembles perform regularly at concerts and special events throughout the year and produce a year-end CD featuring original work by the groups’ members. The Nash Legacy Ensemble program is a fully-funded, and there is no cost to the participants.

The Nash Legacy Ensemble – Red
Alex Yuwen – tenor saxophone – Hamilton High School, Chandler
Jude Poorten – guitar, Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix
Steven Karp – piano, Greenway High School, Phoenix
Josh Stoffel – bass, Arizona School for the Arts, Phoenix
Cian Callahan – drums, Arizona School for the Arts, Phoenix

The Nash Legacy Ensemble – Blue
Joaquin Rosales – trumpet, Veritas Preparation Academy, Phoenix
Spencer Timothy – alto saxophone, Gilbert High School, Gilbert
Ben Cortez – piano
Jeremy Kozura – guitar, Desert Mountain High School, Scottsdale
Eric Nakamoto – bass, Hamilton High School, Chandler
Zachary Killmer – drums, Hamilton High School, Chandler